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2 hrs ago | WCAV

Dominion Awards $1.3M in Education Grants

Dominion Resources' charitable arm is awarding more than $1.3 million in grants to schools and educational institutions in nine states and Washington.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Virginia

5 hrs ago | KIMT

WEB News

With the union now authorized, the Service Employees International Union, which organized the election, can negotiate with the state for wages and benefits for the estimated 27,000 eligible workers.

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Related Topix: Elderly (Senior Citizen), Healthcare Law, Law

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

Kids removed from Manitoba home: parents charged with confinement, sex abuse

RCMP spokeswoman Tara Seel said Mounties received a tip about child abuse in the Parkland area in western Manitoba earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Kids, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

KFVS12

Even normal-weight teens can have dangerous eating disorders

Teenagers do not need to be rail thin to be practicing the dangerous eating behaviors associated with anorexia, a new study suggests.

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Related Topix: Teenagers, Australia, World News, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Press-Telegram

Lawmakers call for end to reckless prescribing of psych meds to California foster kids

Some of the state's most influential lawmakers on Monday called on California's foster care system to stop the reckless prescribing of psychiatric medications to troubled children, demanding the state quit spending tens of millions of tax dollars on such risky therapies.

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WNEM-TV Saginaw

Sheriff: Teen causes fatal crash

A Lake Leelanau teen driver could face criminal charges in a deadly two-vehicle crash that authorities say was caused by reckless driving.

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Related Topix: Lake Leelanau, MI, Leelanau County, MI, Teenagers

Times Herald

Study: Parental incarceration may be worse than divorce

Prison isn't just bad for the emotional and physical health of inmates. It's bad for their children, a University of California-Irvine study says.

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Related Topix: Prison, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, Kids

Salisbury Journal

Lib Dem sex lessons for children, 7

All children in state-funded schools in England would receive sex and relationships education from the age of seven under Liberal Democrat plans.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Mon Aug 25, 2014

680News

LL Cool J lends a hand for New York City kids who need school supplies

In this Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, file photo, host LL Cool J speaks on stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center, in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Black Entertainment, LL Cool J, Rap, Kids, Music, Grammy Awards, Music!

KXXV-TV Waco

Police shoot man suspected of abducting his kids

Dallas police say they fatally shot a 29-year-old man accused of abducting his two young children after ramming their mother's car.

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KNDO

Today's parents less able to spot obesity in their kids

In fact, parents interviewed between 2005 and 2010 were 24 percent less likely to spot a weight problem in their child than parents interviewed between 1988 and 1994, the researchers said.

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Related Topix: Kids, Southern University, Georgia Southern University, Pediatrics, Medicine, Life, Food, Nutrition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WAPT-TV Jackson

Avoid the 'back-to-school plague'

"I've been thrown up on; they sneeze and cough on me. And lost teeth are a real big thing for first-graders," said Miller, who teaches at Spring Hills Elementary in the suburbs of Chicago.

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CTV

Students grossly underestimate the cost of school: poll

Post-secondary students grossly underestimate the cost of school, not to mention how much support they'll need from their parents, a new survey shows.

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WAVE-TV Louisville

Coach: Playing kickball gives confidence to blind kids

"It's played with three pieces of equipment. a kickball that beeps, two bases which buzz and blindfolds.

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Times Herald

Docs urge delayed school start times for teens

That's the message from the nation's largest pediatrician group, which, in a new policy statement, says delaying the start of high school and middle school classes to 8:30 a.m. or later is "an effective countermeasure to chronic sleep loss" and the "epidemic" of delayed, insufficient, and erratic sleep patterns among the nation's teens.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Sleep, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Teenagers, University of Minnesota

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Drugging our kids: a Do benefits outweigh the risks?a

When federal regulators determine that a medication is safe and effective, they assure the public with the FDA stamp of approval on the bottle's label.

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Related Topix: Kids, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Food and Drug Administration

LA Daily News

Los Angeles County caregivers working to get foster kids off psychiatric drugs

Psychiatric drugs like lithium, Depakote and Prozac remain a popular choice for care providers trying to calm angry, depressed or anxious children in the Los Angeles County foster care system, but the pills are losing fans amid concerns about side effects and long-term consequences.

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Related Topix: Kids, Los Angeles County, CA, San Pedro, CA, Harbor-City, CA, Depression, Health, Medicine, ADHD

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

3 kids among 5 dead in fiery New York car crash

Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in northern California's San Francisco Bay area.

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Related Topix: Kids, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Rick Perry, US Governors

WRAL.com

Michael Brown called 'little kid in big body'

Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer- an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

2 kids among 5 dead in fiery New York car crash

Authorities say a car veered off a New York highway, struck a tree and burst into flames, killing all five people in the vehicle, including two children.

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